Appointment Reinforces Company’s Focus on Expanding

 Presence and Capabilities in Key Markets Globally 

 New York, and London (November 17, 2015) – BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners,” “BGC,” or “the Company”), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced Anthony Warner, an accomplished leader in financial trading globally, will be appointed Senior Managing Director and General Manager for BGC Brokers, London.  Reporting to BGC’s President, Shaun D. Lynn, Mr. Warner’s responsibilities will include overseeing corporate initiatives and strategic growth efforts in the U.K. as well as other European and Middle East locations for the group.  Mr Warner’s appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

‘Tony is a well-respected leader within our industry with a deep understanding of the factors influencing efficient trading, regulation and the development of high quality brokerage services worldwide’, said Mr. Lynn.  ‘Having someone with Tony’s prominent background, market insight, and extensive network of contacts, spearheading our efforts is invaluable as BGC continues its strategy of growing across key voice, hybrid, and fully electronic markets’.

Prior to joining BGC as Senior Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Mr. Warner spent nearly 25 years of his career at ICAP plc, most recently as CEO of ICAP Singapore.  During his tenure, he held various leadership roles with the firm in the London office where he served as a Director of Euro Swaps.  He began his career at Standard Chartered in the FX markets in 1987.

‘BGC has an outstanding reputation for the strength of its trading platforms, innovative technology solutions and dedicated client services around the world’, said Mr. Warner.  ‘I am excited to partner with such a highly talented team of professionals to deliver BGC’s expertise, world-class products and industry leadership to our clients’.

About BGC Partners, Inc.

BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets.  Products include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information, and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions.  Through its BGC Trader and BGC Market Data brands, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets.  BGC is the majority-owner of GFI Group Inc. (OTC: GFIG), a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets.  Through the Newmark Grubb Knight Frank brand, BGC offers a wide range of commercial real estate services, including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management. BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. BGC’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP).  BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA).  BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit


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Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements About BGC Partners

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